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Album Review

An Army of Shapes Between Wars, the second long-player from Long Island's Action Action, finds the group expounding on the shiny, neon-addled new wave revival tack of its predecessor, 2004's Don't Cut Your Fabric to This Year's Fashion, and upping the artful quotient needed to keep them from being rendered a poor man's version of the Killers. With Cyndi Lauper vet William Wittman in the production seat, the vision of brainchild Mark Thomas "MTK" Kluepfel is captured proficiently, whether the outfit operates as a muscular, guitar-driven modern rock band ("The Game") or a synth-fostered pop act ("Smoke and Mirrors"). The latter is a commanding, retro-like winner with a quivering keyboard line and a memorable proclamation ("I'm done/Stick a fork in me") that could easily be a post-modern obscurity circa 1985. If "Sleep Paralysis" is nearly as strong, one can't help but think that the best action can be had when the band is in the guitar chirping mope-rocker mode of "A Tornado; An Owl." Perhaps it's just the atonal vocals on "Chemical Frustration" yielding listener frustration, but the Beatles-meets-Cure pop of "What Temperature Does Air Freeze At?" is sweet, sweet redemption. With that said, An Army of Shapes Between Wars is still more often hits than misses. Once Kluepfel gets over his identity crisis and decides what he wants Action Action to be, he just may turn out his masterpiece. ~ John D. Luerssen, Rovi

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First off, Action Action is AWESOME!!! Soooo underated!
second off, This is an amazing album.

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Awesome as hell :)

An underrated album of a lifetime.

Top 10 of my personal most influential albums of all time. Made me look at the world- and music- completely differently. From the bottom of my heart, Thank you!

Biography

Formed: 2004 in Long Island, NY

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s

Clarke Foley (vocals/bass), Adam Manning (guitar), Dan Leo (drums), and Mark Thomas Kluepfel (vocals/keyboards) create the sharp, moody dance-punk stylings of Action Action. The bandmembers came together in 2004 after their previous groups — the Reunion Show, Count the Stars, and Diffuser — disbanded. Action Action's debut album, Don't Cut Your Fabric to This Year's Fashion, was released on Victory in fall 2004. Spending most of their time on the road, Action Action...
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